AirEuropa, the emerging South American specialist carrier from Spain, launched its sixth route to the continent last week. anna.aero caught up with the airline’s Colin Stewart, GM UK, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of AirEuropa’s niche operation.
AirEuropa connects Madrid Airport and Montevideo Airport in Uruguay; commences high-frequency flights from the capital to La Coruna Airport.
Air France launched four-weekly service to Montevideo via Buenos Aires and thrice-weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, both from Paris CDG.
BQB commences twice-daily flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Aeroparque.
TAM launches services on the ex-Pluna route from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo.
BQB launches services from Montevideo to Asunción via Salta.
GOL, the Brazilian airline, now flies from São Paulo Guarulhos to Asunción and Montevideo.
Pluna’s collapse bad news for Uruguay and Montevideo Airport; non-stop links to five Brazilian airports lost
Uruguay appears to have lost its flag-carrier for the time being. How has traffic developed in recent years at the country’s main airport? How dominant was Pluna at Montevideo Airport? And which airlines stand to gain most from the carrier’s demise?
The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European low-cost carriers opened new bases?
Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection of cakes.
Montevideo’s new terminal now open; Pluna dominates with CRJ 900s; Buenos Aires is dominant destination
Uruguay made it a round further in the World Cup than near neighbours Brazil and Argentina, but how has the country’s stunning new gateway terminal impacted traffic? Which carriers are present and which two long-haul destinations are served non-stop?